Larger “SARNIA” sign approved for waterfront

Journal Staff A proposed waterfront “SARNIA” sign has been upsized after council approved larger, illuminated letters for the fixture coming to Centennial Park. The block-letter style design, made popular in cities like Toronto and Ottawa, will now have six-foot letters – up from four-foot – made of polycarbonate, internally illuminated, and able to be programmed… Read more »

Lambton County Music Festival winners 

Journal Staff Twelve participants at this year’s Lambton County Music Festival were chosen to advance to the provincial competition. The festival’s 91st competition attracted 81 contestants and 170 entries, and awarded more than $10,000 in awards and scholarships. Adjudicators advanced six local vocalists to the Ontario Music Festival Association finals: Zoey Ryan, Karissa Kern, Noah… Read more »

Large area near Bright’s Grove tagged for future housing growth

Journal Staff Sarnia council has designated a huge piece of land just south of Bright Grove as a settlement area for future housing in the city’s new Official Plan. The roughly 530 acres (215 hectares) lies south of Lakeshore Road between Waterworks and Brigden side roads, and includes large tracts of farmland and part of… Read more »

Photo: Welcome to Sarnia

Camila Lozoya, 3, gets a high-five from Sarnia Sting mascot “Buzz” at the YMCA Learning & Career Centre during an ‘All Are Welcome Here’ celebration and BBQ on June 10. Lozoya and her mom Sonia Meave, looking on, arrived in Sarnia one month ago and say they love their new home. Tara Jeffrey

School community comes together to fix playground

Tara Jeffrey The smallest of King George’s ‘Knights’ deserve much more in a schoolyard, says Adam Carswell. “I’ve been a principal since 2006 and I’ve never seen a worse playground,” he said of the outdoor kindergarten area. “It’s just a mud pit out here some days. A lot of the time the kids can’t even… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Parachutists carry how many parachutes when skydiving? 2 – Get Moving: If Sarnia wins the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge for the month of June, the city will be awarded how much money to support physical activity initiatives? 3 – An ECG examines which bodily organ? 4 – After 31 years, Elaine Hayter is… Read more »

Volleyball team wins gold at Nationals

The Sarnia Twin Bridges 15U girls’ volleyball team won a gold medal in Division 5 at the National Championships in Edmonton, an event that drew 800 teams to Alberta’s capital. Pictured are, from left, back row: Alyssa Watson, Jenna Daye, head coach Brian Maxfield, Christine Hotke, Jacqueline Kennedy-Neely, Mya Karlsson, Belle Grondin and Andie Armstrong…. Read more »